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. it is going way back, but it was such an unusual sting operation on the part of the fbi. in the mindsmained of some of the content creators out here in the entertainment industry. host: one of those individuals, an estimated 6000 --is former senator chris dodd. he gets to vote on best picture. he is the head of the motion picture association of america. he is paid $3.3 million a year. what is his main job? guest: he is the head of the trade association. for the motion picture business. the mpaa. in that role, he is the chief lobbyist for the entertainment business. the biggest issue facing the industry right now is piracy. the stealing of content, online piracy. this has been hugely vexing for the industry. it essentially hits them -- pits them against silicon valley. the entertainment business is not pursuing any legislation. what they are pursuing is to try to get some agreement with the googles of the world to do more to fight piracy. and, so that is essentially a standoff for a couple of years. host: we are talking with ted johnson, senior editor for "variety." on hillary clinton, shoul
in the current issue of "foreign ," that goes over some of the other failed projects. the fbi wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on their computer systems. the contracting system is broken. caller is right in that the obama administration did delay everything until after the 2012 election, not just software projects, but anything coming out of the federal government was grounded to a halt as they were justifiably worried that the republicans would seize on anything to try to be the president over the head. they slowcal reasons, things down. that does not answer the question as to why after the 2012 election they did not move on a more accelerated basis to try to get this thing going. when it was clear that it needed to be delayed and needed beta testing, they should have delayed it. i heard from someone in the white house that they could have delayed it. i could have allowed the navigators and other parts of health care enrollment to move forward, but delay the websites for a couple of months until it was ready. failure to do that is inexplicable. one part i would disagree with the caller
in the newspaper. was heads of the fbi, cia, counterterrorism. she did not understand why it was in the newspaper but none of those people knew about the threat. the last thing i have to say, i viewed c-span is/\ neutral. but there was a headline on your website referring to michele troll getsretiring goaded." said that kerry russian intervention would be a mistake. he says any declaration from this of menstruation carries a weight of a feather. better than nothing, better still would be backing these words with the flotilla and the black sea. after the united states was leading europe to counter russian pressure and make up for its punishments until the ukraine is on a firm footing. you agree with that assessment? the weight of this administration carries the weight of the feather? caller: yes, i do. mr. putin will do what he wants to do. he will do that. pretty much anything is going to do what they want to do. china, whoever. not much we can do right now. we are so wounded right now with the current president. he much the rest of the government. especially the senate right now. referringclip y
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